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How to add an Adjustable Breakaway Safety Chin Strap to Any Sun Hat

Cord locks are very useful for adjusting a strap or drawstring, but they can be dangerous, especially on something like a sun hat, where the chin strap could get caught on playground equipment and encircle the neck. To make a chin strap adjustable AND safe, you can...

Danica and Sugar Pea Mash-Up

Did you know that it's super easy to put the Danica neckline on the Sugar Pea, or vice versa? The two patterns have identical armscyes and chest circumference, so you can simply line them up and trace one neckline onto the other piece! In the picture below, you can...

Single Layer hack for the Campbell Jacket

This hack is for the standard Campbell Jacket (no peplum or collar) with snaps, buttons, or velcro. Save on fabric and make a cute light jacket from just a single layer! I suggest sizing down (and adding length to bring it to the correct height size) if making it from...

Shorts hack for the Stylin’ Snuggler

Want to turn the Stylin' Snuggler into a cute summer pajama romper? Use the short sleeve version and cut off the legs to make shorts! I recommend sizing down - this version was made in the correct size per height, in the slim fit (she measures between regular and slim...

Snap hack for the Stylin’ Snuggler

For a quick and easy Stylin' Snuggler, you can swap out the zipper for snaps! Here's how to do it: Add 3/4" extra seam allowance (shown in red below) to your front pieces (or back, if you are putting the snaps on the back)                                             ...

Add-on Armhole for Goober Pea Pod (or any other car seat poncho!)

Finished a car seat poncho, like maybe the zippered Goober Pea Pod, and want to add on some arm holes? Here's an easy (and cute!) way to do it! STEP A Using a washable marker, draw two matching ovals approx 1 inch (2.5cm) wide for your armholes. You can make them as...

Gold River Overall Mash Up with BA Bottoms/Palauchos

Goober Pea Designs just released an add-on for the Gold River Adventure Dress (included free with the original pattern, or available separately soon) that allows you to mash the overall top (bibs/straps) with any kids pants pattern with a stretchy knit waistband!...

Starlight/Starbright dress (or tunic) hack!

Did you know that it is super easy to make a cute dress or tunic from the Starlight/Starbright sleep sack patterns? Check it out! Both the dress and tunic above were made from the Starlight crossover bodice and the...

Introducing the reversible Campbell Jacket!

This pattern was my first drafted on the computer (versus drafting on paper and then scanning and tracing it digitally), and I was learning new software as I did it, so it represents hundreds of hours of work. But it was SO WORTH IT! It turned out amazingly well and...

Introducing the Goober Pea Pod!

As a mom of small kids in a cold climate, car seat safety is a big issue. The first time I saw a fleece poncho designed for the car seat, it was like a light bulb going off - what a great idea! A way to keep my child warm while buckling and unbuckling them, and...